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    Monalisa: REAL stuff

    by andal13 Written May 9, 2004

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    Monalisa is a large departament store where you can buy "real" imported things of excellent quality, and tax free. The store is very fancy and has air conditioning, which is a blessing in that hot place!

    Monalisa es una gran tienda por departamentos en donde pueden comprar objetos importados "verdaderos" de excellente calidad, y libres de impuestos. La tienda es muy elegante y tiene aire acondicionado, lo cual es una bendición en aquel lugar tan caliente.

    What to buy: Actually, I bought some cosmetics, but there are all kind of things, from underwear to golf balls.

    En realidad, yo compré cosméticos, pero hay todo tipo de objetos, desde ropa interior a pelotas de golf.

    What to pay: It is tax-free...

    Es libre de impuestos...

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    Street Vendors

    by acemj Updated Oct 22, 2003

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    Lots of Brazilians come over to Ciudad del Este to take advantage of the tax-free shopping and then they go back to Brazil and sell the products at a profit. For the run of the mill tourist, this place will be more of a sideshow than a money making scheme. It's kind of like visiting Tijuana, Mexico. A tacky border town full of hustlers and possible miscreants. But, like TJ, it's fun to come over and walk the foreign soil and do a little bargaining while you're at it.

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    Street Vendors: What to pay

    by RudoElCojonudo Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    If you are going to buy sth in the street never pay the first price they tell you. Nothing has a fixed price in Ciudad del Este. And remember that probably you are buying false items, don't even trust in the guarantee, they falsify it also!!
    You sholden't pay more than the 3/4 from the first price, sometimes even less.

    PD: Hangle over the prices in the shopping centers is not wellcome!!

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    False items

    by RudoElCojonudo Updated Oct 14, 2005

    I would make a diference between the shops in Ciudad del Este (CE).
    A-. Street vendors: You can find everything here, sport shoes, football team shirts, sunglasses, perfume, handcraft stuff... everything you could imagin.
    B-. Shopping centers (or sth similar): Here the shops are more specialiced. You can find the same things you are going to find in the streets (sport clothes, perfumes...) and electronic stuff also (computers, palmtops, digital cameras...)
    I asked for the same sunglasses in the street and in a shopping center and in the street they cost less that 20euros and in the shop they cost 205euros. Wow!! So if we use a simple "modus ponens"...
    - False items are cheap.
    - When two things are almost the same but one of them is not original we say that it was a falsification.
    ********************************************Modus Ponens***************************************************
    THE SUNGLASES WERE FALSE.

    Use the logic if you are going to buy sth. ;-)

    PD: The shoppings are supposed to be more safe, but i wouldn't trust on them too much.

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    Buying electronic items

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Oct 14, 2005

    If you are going to buy computer or electronic items be sure that reference number in the machine and the number in the box that contains the item are exactly the same.
    If they don't match ask the vendor to change it.
    If they don't match is probably because the item didn't work properly and it was send back to the factory. After repair it they try to sell it again, but they usually change the box, so is not difficult to identify them.

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